[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 2-8-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 138, but was renumbered to fit into the organization of this Code.
It is the purpose of this chapter to facilitate the process by which the Town of Geddes may grant or request police assistance to or from another municipality as authorized by New York General Municipal Law § 209-m.
The Chief of Police of the Town of Geddes, whenever he deems it to be in the public interest, may request the chief executive officer, or chief of police if so designated by local law, of any other local government to detail, assign or make available for duty and use in the Town of Geddes any part of the forces, equipment and/or supplies of its police department or police force. The Chief of Police will notify the Town Supervisor or, in his/her absence, the Deputy Supervisor of said request for assistance as expeditiously as possible.
The Chief of Police of the Town of Geddes is hereby authorized to provide the assistance of the regularly employed law enforcement officers, equipment and/or supplies of the Town of Geddes Police Department to any municipality requesting such assistance from the Town of Geddes, to aid in coping with situations where there exists in such other municipality a need for the service of additional law enforcement officers, equipment and/or supplies to protect the health, life and property of such other municipality, its inhabitants and the visitors thereto. The Chief of Police will notify the Town Supervisor or, in his/her absence, the Deputy Supervisor of said provision of assistance as expeditiously as possible.
The request for assistance and assistance offered by the Town of Geddes shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 209-m of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York. Any term not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meaning and effect as set forth in said state law.